ABOUT PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL AT PFI
Specialist Pregnancy Pilates for birth, recovery and beyond.
PFI is a specialist provider of pregnancy and post natal Pilates: our Instructors are highly experienced in working with the female body during pregnancy and after birth. Emphasis on physical awareness (proprioception), breath and mindfulness mean Pilates is a great way for expectant- and new-Mums to make sense of their changing bodies, manage stress and strengthen key muscle groups.
Dedicated pregnancy and post natal classes deliver safe Pilates repertoire that is also targeted, challenging, and scalable to your physical needs: on the Mat, and at the Barre.
Our pregnancy and post natal Barre classes are the perfect addition to your pregnancy Pilates mix, providing barre programming that will get your heart rate up and body warm in a controlled environment.
What can you expect during pregnancy classes?
- A fun, creative workout using a selection of small props including: fitball, magic circle, bands and loops, weights and balls.
- Exercises for improved pelvic floor function.
- Pilates breathing techniques for relaxation; discomfort and pain management.
- Safe abdominal work to reduce rectus abdominal separation and aid recovery.
- Controlled flexibility exercises.
- Postural adjustment for optimal foetal positioning.
- Upper body conditioning and muscle balance.
- Lots of lower body challenge (butt and legs) for spine and pelvic support.
Our post natal classes are tailored to the needs of a new mum to help re-build strength, flexibility and boost self-confidence. Classes also provide an opportunity to connect with other new Mums, all in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Baby is welcome to join in, chill out on the mat next to you or in the pram close by.
OUR PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL CLASSES
HOW DO I START?
Our Introductory Group Pass is the most cost-effective way to make a start, for as little as $4 per class.
Enjoy two weeks of unlimited Pregnancy and Post-Natal Matwork, Barre Attack, for only $49!
WHICH CLASSES CAN I ATTEND?
With your safety in mind, we advise clients to opt out of regular Pilates classes and start Pregnancy Pilates and or Pre/Post-Natal Barre as soon as possible. Subject to medical advice otherwise, all of our pregnancy and post-natal classes are suitable from your first trimester through to delivery!
If you prefer an apparatus-based Pilates workout with more individualised training, Studio Pilates is a great addition to your pregnancy mix.
Our post natal group classes and Studio sessions are open to all new Mums, after the six-week (vaginal birth) or eight-week check (caesarean). Studio Pilates appointments are a great way to assess your rehabilitative needs and develop a training strategy to help accelerate a safe and speedy recovery.
All you need to bring to class is grip socks (compulsory in all formats for hygiene reasons); water to sip on, and either a full sized towel or thin yoga mat to place over the mat provided. Grip socks and yoga mats are available for purchase on site.
WHEN ARE CLASSES AND HOW DO I BOOK?
PFI is open seven days a week with Pregnancy Pilates (60 minutes) and Pre/Post-Natal Barre classes (50 minutes) scheduled at convenient times across three studio locations.
Please note, bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Booking is just one click away: secure a spot in your favourite class direct from our timetable pages!
We have a four-hour cancellation window and wait-list policy, to ensure you can get into all your preferred classes, as often as possible.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Membership is the most cost-effective way to keep enjoying Matwork classes!
Our memberships are one-month minimum with no lock-in and no exit fee: so you don’t have to sweat a big commitment! We can even pause your membership once baby arrives, until you’re ready to come back!
The Unlimited Matwork and Barre Membership is made for Matwork-lovers: enjoy any Mat or Barre class, at any time for as little as $8 per session.
We also have a selection of casual class packages available, so you can come along to class whenever suits!